Tag: air travel

Turkey Urges Open Skies Deal with Russia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkey is proposing a liberalization of bilateral air services with Russia, the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at the sixth meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council. “[It’s necessary] to increase the flight frequencies between our two countries and make [the bilateral market] unrestricted, completely unlimited,” states Erdogan. The curently effective memorandum outlining the prospects of […]

Alaska Airlines Announces 13 New Nonstop Routes From the Bay Area

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three months after its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is growing its Bay Area footprint, adding 13 new nonstop markets from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. The routes mark the single largest new market announcement in Alaska Airlines history. With the additional flights, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will […]

China Issues Travel Warning to South Korea

Reading Time: 1 minute Chinese carriers may adjust capacity on routes to South Korea following a warning by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) cautioning Chinese citizens to be careful when traveling to South Korea. According to CNTA, an increasing number of Chinese tourists are being denied entry into South Korea and face long wait times before being deported […]

Governments Urged to Support Aviation’s Ability to Drive Economic Growth

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to support the vital role aviation plays in connecting people and commerce around the globe. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General […]

American and United To Roll Out Their ‘Basic Economy’ Fares

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines and United Airlines have launched their ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which align it with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, that are rapidly expanding across the USA. From now on both carriers will sell ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which will entitle travelers only for their seat on the aircraft, and charge extra for […]

Another Strong Year for Air Travel Demand in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to 2015 (or 6.0% if adjusted for the leap year). This strong performance was well ahead of the ten-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. Capacity rose 6.2% (unadjusted) compared to […]

Who Are The Most Annoying Plane Passengers?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever been disturbed by an aeroplane seat-kicker? Or have you ever felt annoyed because of unpleasant smells or noises made by your seatmates on board of a plane? If anyone ever needs proof of how quickly civilisation will collapse in the event of a world ending natural disaster, they only have to look […]

Do You Know What Basic Economy Class Entails?

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the three major U.S. legacy airlines have introduced basic economy fare classes in order to attract more fliers by offering less expensive tickets, a great confusion among American economy class travellers has arisen. Although „basic economy“ is the term that has already entered the daily lexicon of air travellers, this concept still seems to […]

IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. “People want […]

Transforming the Passenger Journey

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to IATA’s latest passenger forecast, some 7.2 billion air trips will take place in 2035, up from 3.8 billion in […]